Author Topic: Polycarbonate  (Read 2697 times)

layjt1

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Polycarbonate
« on: May 12, 2014, 01:52:29 pm »
May 12, 2014, 01:52:29 pm
Hello everyone,

Really glad I discovered this porgram and became part of this community. For now I have a real quick question.

Is there a guide on how to create lumion materials?

I am particulary interested in creating polycarbonate. And is it all even possible in my free version of the program.
Does it exist as material in PRO or Normal?

If its unclear on what the material is, heres a google search example:

Cheers

Re: Polycarbonate
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 02:58:27 pm »
May 12, 2014, 02:58:27 pm
Currently there is no specific type of polycarbonate as a material in any version.

You can possibly create one yourself.  As it needs transparency it has to be a Glass Material.  The Glass Material requires a 32 bit texture (TGA or PNG) that holds an alpha or transparency map.  That texture has to be applied in the modelling tool to the surface.  Then it will import correctly, so that when you apply the Glass Texture for that surface, you can use the Texture Influence slider to show the texture.  The rest is handled by the level of Transparency.

Getting the right look to the texture is the tricky part.

Alternatively Byzantos has sose special translucent objects that can be purchased thatmay make the job a bit easier  :)

layjt1

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Re: Polycarbonate
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 03:07:19 pm »
May 12, 2014, 03:07:19 pm
Hi Peter

Thank you for your reply.

When I open the material editor, for glass material there is no option to add texture? How do I add texture to glass?


Re: Polycarbonate
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 03:27:38 pm »
May 12, 2014, 03:27:38 pm
That texture has to be applied in the modelling tool to the surface.  Then it will import correctly, so that when you apply the Glass Texture for that surface, you can use the Texture Influence slider to show the texture. 

layjt1

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Re: Polycarbonate
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 03:39:45 pm »
May 12, 2014, 03:39:45 pm


I thought you meant material editor by 'modelling tool' :P Now I figured you meant sketchup or whatever 3D modelling software

cheers man

Re: Polycarbonate
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 11:51:03 pm »
May 12, 2014, 11:51:03 pm
Not a problem. Hope you can get something close to what you need. 

Lumion does not have the same type of material system or specific material types as for example VRay or mentalRay, but is currently being reviewed for possible enhancements.